Less than a week after the release od Dubai School Inspections, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has announced there will be 10 new schools opening in Dubai this September. Adding a new grade every year, the 10 new schools (at full capacity) are expected to add an additional 20,470 seats to Dubai’s private schooling network.
Priced at between Dh15,000 to Dh130,000 per annum, the new additions aim to give greater choices to parents across all communities in Dubai.
The schools will be offering the IB, UK, Indian, US, Canadian and French curricula, to meet the growing demand for high-quality education and add to the diversity of Dubai’s private schools sector. Situated across different areas in the city, these 10 new schools will add to the growing portfolio here in Dubai. During the 2016-17 academic year, a record 15 new private schools opened their doors to students and parents – more than double witnessed in the previous academic year.
Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said that every new school that opens in Dubai “gives parents more choice for their children’s education”.
“Dubai continues to attract high numbers of new schools and new residents speak of the growth of our economy. The parents and school operators have trust in the quality of education offered here. We’re happy to welcome our new schools into an education culture based on collaboration, innovation and wellbeing.
A recent report stated that Dubai will need an additional 74,500 seats, spanning 50 new private schools within the next three years to meet Expo 2020 demands. And this current trend looks to be fulfilling this need.
Speaking about the new schools set to open in Septmeber, Kalthoom Al Balooshi, executive director of education development at KHDA, said: “The new schools opening this September are committed to serving their communities and enabling the success and wellbeing of their students. The schools will offer high-quality teaching and learning across a variety of locations, price points and curricula, and will help to meet the need for more school places in Dubai.”
|Dubai Heights Academy||British||Dh 44,200 – Dh 58,400||Al Barsha South|
|Amity School||Indian||Dh 15,000 – Dh 26,000||Al Qusais|
|North London Collegiate School Dubai||International Baccalaureate||Dh 15,000 – Dh 26,000||Meydan City|
|British Colombia Canadian School||Canadian||Dh 40,000 – Dh 60,000||Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum City|
|Lycee Francais Jean Mermoz||French||Dh 36,000 – Dh 46,000||Al Quoz|
(Year 10 – Year 12)
|UK/BTEC NA||—||Al Hudaiba|
|The Alpha School||UK||Dh 22,280 – Dh 28,500||Al Qusais|
|Global Indian International School||Indian||Dh 27,000 – Dh 37,000||Al Qusais|
|Rising School||American||Dh 38,000 – Dh 55,000||Nad Al Sheba|
|Newlands School||UK||Dh 19,200 – Dh 26,400||Al Warqaa|